Puppet theatre production Calle Allende brings to life Frida Kahlo’s struggle to reconcile her broken self and dying inspiration. Kahlo's pain has clouded her, but in a moment of clarity inspired by an entry in her diary, she realizes that without her imagination, she will lose her lifeline. ''I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.'' Frida Kahlo.
The Red Chair
Using room-size paper installation, live performance, shadow imagery, projected animation, and sound, The Red Chair accentuates contradictory ideas of freedom and confinement from a female perspective. The work focuses on female courage and discovery of an independent voice to explore complexities in women’s relationships and the ways they inform one’s chosen path. Paper is used as the primary material and conceptual tool because of its transformative and resilient qualities. The nonverbal movement performance is enveloped in light and shadows and follows a female character as she moves from entrapment to freedom, a journey that requires continuous female support.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $12 students / seniors / ID NYC